Getting Started


 

Your Investment

A beautiful, healthy smile is one of the best investments you can make in your future. At Manly Orthodontics we make everything clear from the start so that there will be no unexpected costs. The fees for your treatment will depend on your individual needs, the complexity of your problem as well as the type of braces that you choose. For this reason a consultation is necessary to provide the orthodontist with the necessary information to make a diagnosis and an estimation of the treatment cost.

 

What to expect from your first visit

The initial appointment allows you to meet with Dr. Anél Blignaut to discuss any particular concerns that you or your dentist may have about your teeth or your child’s teeth as well as your expectations and goals that you would like to achieve.

A thorough examination will be conducted of your facial structure, taking into consideration your bite and tooth alignment. Your medical and dental history will also be assessed after which there will be a discussion about the observations that were made and the need for treatment. Good communication is at the heart of our approach and from the earliest stage you will be fully informed of what to expect and how to proceed.

If you would like to arrange a consultation, please contact us.

 

If treatment is required…

If you are interested in proceeding with treatment, we will need to obtain diagnostic records of your face and teeth. These include photographs, x-rays and dental impressions to help us create a personalized Treatment Plan for each individual. A follow-up appointment will be made to discuss the details of the final treatment plan, the time frame and a personalized fixed quote. This is an all-inclusive fee that covers all aspects of active treatment from start to finish, so that you can be sure there will not be any unexpected extras.

If you are satisfied with the proposed treatment plan, subsequent appointments will be made to start your journey to a beautiful smile.

 

Finance

Manly Orthodontics - Happy SmilesWe are pleased to be able to offer a range of flexible payment options from upfront payments which includes a discount to interest free payment plans through DentiCare direct debit services to ensure that our treatment is affordable for all our patients.

We accept payment by cash, cheque, visa, mastercard and EFT. We also offer a discount for up-front payments and for immediate family members. At Manly Orthodontics we never want finances to be an obstacle to obtaining the beautiful smile you deserve.

 

Reducing your personal cost

If your private health insurance plan includes orthodontic treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal cost. We will provide you with the appropriate item numbers for your treatment, but you should contact your insurer directly as we are independent of insurers.

The fees of an orthodontic specialist fall under the Medical Expense Tax Rebate, which means that you may also be able to claim back some of the costs when you do your income tax return. Make sure to speak to your accountant or the Australia Taxation Office to find out more about the rebate and current threshold.